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to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s historic speech on civil rights. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. the obama administration is gearing up for military action against syria, possibly within days. as early as today the u.s. could release an intelligence report directly linking the assad regime to chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces are ready, and the white house says the goal of the military strike is not regime change. alfonso is live with more. good morning, alfonso. >> in fact, united nations inspectors are back on the search for evidence of a poisonous gas attack outside the syrian capital this morning. at the same time there are four u.s. navy destroyers in position m mediterranean, and they're within range of syrian targets. >> reporter: rebels that may get a boost from western air strikes any day now. washington is rallying international support for action against the assad regime for its alleged
since the march on washington. president obama will stand in martin luther king jr.'s place to mark that anniversary. is this the president' mlk moment? we will look ahead to his speech. >>> we are following new reports that george zimmerman wants the state of florida to pay his legal bills. it leads to our question for you today. should the state of florida pay? head to facebook or tweet me. your responses will be on later in the show. you like to keep your family healthy and fit. do the same for your dog. introducing purina dog chow light & healthy. it's a deliciously tender and crunchy kibble blend... ...with 20% fewer calories than dog chow. new purina dog chow light & healthy. ♪ [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >>> coming up later today, the president will host a private reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. tomorrow it will
, president obama told a group of college students the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. lives on. >> we've made enormous strides. i'm a testament to it. you're a testament to it. the diversity of this room. and the students who are here is a testimony to it. >> reporter: the president has walked a fine line addressing the issue of race and equality. trying to voice the concerns of african-americans while attempting to avoid alienating whites. he's been criticized by black leaders for not doing enough to help his own community. at times, president obama has pushed back. >> i expect all of you to march with me! >> reporter: like in 2011 while speaking to the congressional black caucus. >> put on your marching shoes. shake it off. stop complaining. stop grumbling. stop crying. we are going to press on. >> reporter: in january, he kicked off his second term by calling for an expansion of the civil rights movement to include women, gays and lesbians. >> for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not comp
. obama is to give a speech on the lincoln memorial on thursday where martin luther king gave his 50 years ago. >> that is all for now. do not go away. >> hello and welcome to the week. coming up, egyptian brothers divided. one supports the muslim brotherhood while the other backs the army. we need the brothers in cairo. lost a generation as 1 million child refugees fleeing the violence in syria. we look of the role of education in improving their lives. and lebanon's top international festival scales down and leaves a spectacular ancient setting. we examine why. today in egypt, many families are politically divided between support for the muslim brotherhood and the military. recent events since the revolution in 2011 have created a spate of diametrically opposing views. egyptians now discuss the role of democracy and how to achieve peace in their country. our correspondent in cairo were able to meet the massoud brothers. >> the brothers have plenty in common. they prayed in the same mosque live in the same residence, and have set up a construction business together. but one bone of conten
a sight. president obama, clinton and carter commemorating the martin luther king, junior speech. final preparations taking place on the lincoln memorial. thousands of people will fill the national mall for the culmination of a week of remembrance. >>> a marine who lost both of his legs after stepping on a mine in afghanistan is now capturing the hearts of thousands as is his wife. the staff sergeant has rebuilt his life after that accident. during his recovery, he met his future wife kellie. recently the two were on vacation in idaho, and they hired a professional photographer to take photos. in one photo, kellie is holding her husband on her back. the photo went viral after the photograph was posted on the facebook page. >> what's it like to see these comments, jessy? >> again, just speechless, having that kind of impact, it's very humbling. >> we represent a lot of people that are going through, a lot of couples that are going through the same thing. so it's just an honor to be able to represent that. >> the couple says they enjoy that the site is getting so much attention because it
to happen. history today. president obama stood where 50 years ago martin luther king jr. gave the famous i have a dream speech. the first african american president celebrating his legacy for all those who fought and gave their rights for civil rights. >> because they marched america became more free and fair not just for african americans but women, latinos, asians, catholics, jus, muslims, for gays, americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. >> for so many who knew dr. king and fought so long to make his dream a reality, today was very emotional, obviously. it was for maya angelou, poet, civil rights activist. i spoke to her earlier. for you on this day, what does dr. king's dream mean to you? was the significance of today? >> i think that at once i'm delighted that he had the dream. i'm delighted that if he awakened right now, he could also say, ah, some of my dream has come to pass and see that their african american family in the white house, a man and -- a man and a woman and their children and a grandmother, a black grandmother in the white house, my goodness.
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> an extraordinary moment in history today. president obama stood where 50 years ago martin luther king jr. gave his famous i have a dream speech. the president celebrating his legacy and all who fought and even gave their lives for civil rights. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans, but for women and latinos, asians and native americans. for catholics, jews and muslims. for gays, for americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. >> for so many who knew dr. king and fought so long to make his dream a reality. i spoke to maya angelou earlier. for you on this day, what does dr. king's dream mean today? what do you think marks the significance today? >> well, i think that at once i'm delighted that he had the dream. i'm delighted that if he awakened right now, he could also say, ahh, some of my dream has come to pass and see that the african-american family in the white house. a man and a woman and their children, and a grandmother, a black grand mother in the white hou
of black people will ring true. martin luther king junior spoke against social injustice. mr. obama, president obama has a far way to go. of a prophetic pulpit, which talks about personal responsibility as well as structural deficits. >> thank you also to dana milbank. >>> coming up, pat robertson said, what about gay americans? you won't believe this. well, actually maybe you will. [ female announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like cele
tavis smiley said if martin luther king were alive today he may have words of criticism for president obama. >>> and this about hannah anderson. >> i remember vividly telling my brother she's trouble. she's going to -- i said you need to watch for that one. she's trouble. it wanz encounter and we ask star jones what she thought of that and mom versus miley. the mom who warns let miley cyrus be a lesson for you. we begin with the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house intends to do about it. one of the only western reporters in syria is with us tonight. fred, mounting tension in syria and around the world as everyone braces itself for what is now seen as an inevitable military strike. how would you describe the atmosphere in damascus. >> it is an eerie atmosphere at this hour. one thing we have been hearing from reports, we haven't been able to confirm yet but the syrian military has started to draw down staff in key buildings. the head of the air force and army, as well. the other thing is they have apparently moved some artillery in the mountains around damascus away from
years since dr. martin luther king, jr., historic speech at the steps of the lincoln memorial. president obama will make a speech tomorrow in front of a crowd that organizers expect to top 20,000 people. >>> we've been warning about it for months. the bay bridge will shut down tomorrow night. believe it or not, we talked to people who still hasn't gotten the message. >>> the reason behind the new ban considered for a bay area city. >>> imagine having $3 billion in cash that you can't use? that's exactly what happened to the federal reserve after the mint messed up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, tomorrow night at eight. and will reopen next tuesday. we . >>> the bay bridge closes in less than 24 hours. it shuts down tomorrow night at 8:00 and it reopen on tuesday. we talked about and reported on it for months. brian web tells us, some people are still in the dark. brian? >> reporter: this time tomorrow night, the bridge will be closed. this could serve as one of the final warnings, anyway. even though that's been front- page news for several months, i met several people who have no idea what i was talkin
. we are an hour away from marking 50 years sips an inspiring and iconic speech by dr. martin luther king. and forest whittacer is speaking. there was a march in washington that proceeded the history. we are expecting president's carter and clinton and family members was martin luther king as well and president obama will join those speeches. we'll bring parts of those live. >> we'll ask dr. ben carson about the progress we have made on some of dr. king's important points. that is coming up. seniors concern on federal influence on education as millions of american kids are going back to school. some are already there. 45 states have common core. it dictates the math and reading skills as they go through kindergarten through high school. they are pushing them. and now critics ask if this is overreach. here's one of the skeptibs. congressman, thanks for joining us today. >> good to be with you. i know you are hosting a forum so partners and teachers can talk about this. one of the main concerns about common core is whether it was intended to or not seems to be the federalization of gov
reporting for us. >>> 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. nbc's tracie potts is on the national mall. any early arrivers you've seen this yet. >> reporter: richard, good morning. on the national mall to show you where everything is happening today, president obama delivering a speech on the same steps of the lincoln memorial where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. thousands moving to the memorial for that and on the tom joyner radio program the president talked about what he is go to say "when it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, whether it comes to wealth when, it comes to, you know, the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we've made and that it's not enough just to have a black president". >> reporter: and take a look at this. the bell from the 16th street baptist church in birmingham has been brought in to be part of the program. it's the bell t
th anniversary of the mark on washington and dr. martin luther king, jr's "i have a dream" speech. another marching ceremony will take place and president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >>> three days before his historic march on washington, back in 1963, dr. martin luther king jr. appeared on nbc's "meet the press." >> i don't think our society h rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers and that we can have again win intergroup and interpersonal living and still be in the kind of society which we all long to achieve. >> this sunday, 50 years after that interview, nbc will air a special edition of "meet the press" "remembering the dream." i spoke. moderator david gregory about the special and he says it's a look back and a look forward. >> it is referencing and seeing this appearance on "meet the press" and then 50 years later talking about what the american dream means now. not just in terms of civil rights and equality for african-americans, but for all americans since the american dream and the promi
of that is at the end president obama delivering a speech at the very site where martin luther king delivered his i have a dream speech 50 years ago. that's happening tomorrow, but there are some events leading up to that today. at the white house, a film screening hosted by first lady michelle obama. she'll be speaking there. there's an educational response happening there as well. the big event, hundreds of thousands of people expected here on the national mall tomorrow. >> that's going to be quite a sight. thank you, tracie. >>> some stories making news. george zimmerman's legal team wants the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees. they're seeking between 200 and $300,000. >>> a second teen accused of beating delbert belton to death on monday, the 16-year-old is being held on $2 million bail is charged with first degree murder and first degree robby. >>> monday marks the first day of school for the city of chicago school children and also the safe walking paths. >>> and former reality tv star has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband for stealing and hacking his way into her private infor
luther king's i have a dream speech. president obama stood as dr. king did at the lincoln memorial and addressed a crowd of thousands gathered on the national mall. he paid tribute to those who had marched a half century earlier demanding jobs and freedom. >> on the battlefield of justice men and women without rank or wealth or title or fame would liberate us all in ways that our children now take for granted. as people of all colors and creeds live together and learn together and walk together and fight alongside one another and love one another and judge one another by the content of our character in this greatest nation on earth. >> pelley: the president had warned yesterday that his speech would not be as good as dr. king's, which is considered by many to be among the best political speeches of all time. jeff pegues was in the crowd for us today. >> reporter: a crowd of tens of thousands pressed up against barricades on the national mall. young and old arrived from across the country to join a celebration half a century in the making. edith hill cannon grew up in the '60s in mi
emprenderán viaje este viernes. >> se cumplieron 50 años después de que martin luther king junior hiciera su discurso "i have a dream". >> ha pasado medio siglo en las escalinatas martin luther king empezó su sueño por los derechos civiles y el presidente barack obama dio un emotivo discuros, gracias a esa marcha el mundo cambio, los ex presidentes bill clinton y jimmy carter también esuvieron presentes, emociones que no pudo contener trinidad. >> es una emoción estar con mi hija que sepa lo que es liuchar por la gente. >> lo inspiro para luchar por los más necesitados. >> estaba en california trabajando en el campo, ganabamos 5 dólares la hora y pensaba que así era en los estados unidos. >> si bien es cierto que mucho se ha logrado sobre todo los derechos de los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. >> michos de que los que están aquí dicen que los latinos tienen los mismos retos de los afroamericanos, que es el derecho de votar. >> 11 millones son bastantes personas y en mi opinión debería darles uno la oportunidad porque han estado viviendo aquí. >> y en algunos ambitos n
. >> weighing options when it comes to syria. president obama says the u.s. may go against the united nations wishes. >>> honoring the dream. martin luther king, jr. speech 50 years ago. >>> continuing coverage of the bay bridge closure. >>> met a number of the folks on treasure island today. the construction going on. high temperature. we made it to the 80s away from the water. there was significant change coming to the bay area as we head toward the weekend. details on that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, chemical weapons attack aga its own people. but the united states says co prevent fu obamas in. >>> president obama has not decided how the u.s. will react to the chemical attack in syria. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended cob flick in syria, but we have to make sure when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us they are held accountable. an american submarine along with four destroyers and a fifth is on the way. >>> thousands of people from across the country gathered in the national mall to remember martin luther king, jr.'s call for ra
. >>> this weekend parkts 50th anniversary of mar -- martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the reverend al sharpton will march with martin luther king, iii. >> it was inspired. >> i think everybody should stand for it. >> president obama, part of the big test visits. he will speak at the lincoln memorial. bells will toll nationwide mark the moment that dr. king delivered that quote. that's just for wednesday. >>> crush. you know what you're getting when chris davis comes up to bat. >> chris davis had o's fans on their foot and how long some waited to see him. >> and he traded cleats for a meat cleaver. >> all right. weather wise 80. five degrees below average because of the cloud cover and rain shower activity. no two-degree winner but we have clearing to tell you about out to the north and west. we'll talk about how fast things change for the weekend straight ahead. over 20 million drivers are insured with geico. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it? animation is hot...and i think it makes geico's 20 million drivers message very compelling, very compelling. t
behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened. it's grown. >> that was dr. martin luther king and then president barack obama speaking 50 years apart about racial inequality in this country. so just how much progress have we made? we're looking at this through a financial, economic and business lens, and then the question is how much more do we still need to do? here now is larry elder 790 kabc radio host. robert traynham, and joining us by phone, robert johnson, founder and chairman of the rlj companies. larry elder, let me begin with you on this. i think it's interesting. there are more african-american ceos today than ever before. i daresay there are more in business, in corporations than ever before, or maybe owning their own business. i came across a stat, there are more black elected officials by a huge amount over the past century. we never would have guessed. and yet as president obama said, let's just take unemployment. the unemployment rate is twice as much. why is that? why are there successes and why can't we solve these other challenges? >> well, the unemployment
to the day since martin luther king jr. declared he had a dream, president obama will stand in king's footsteps at the lincoln memorial and deliver his own speech. tens of thousands gathered saturday in washington to commemorate the anniversary. the speeches from civil rights leaders and politicians were celebratory but they also issued a call for the fight to continue. >> it is our moral obligation to pay it forward. >> we must stand up and fight the good fight as we march today. >> the task is not done. the journey is not complete. >> it's time to march for a new america! >> joining me now is james peterson, director of africana studies and presidential historian, dennis berkelrinkley. thank you for being here. >> thanks, mara. >> before we get to president obama's speech, let's talk about yesterday. what was your reaction to that event. >> it was an incredible event, exciting to be there, exciting for our network to be there, to be honest with you. to be able to engage our fans and to engage the american people directly i think was very, very powerful. i was excited to have my fa
marching america change. >> pam: dr. martin luther king iconic i have a dream speech. president obama and two former presidents spoke as well as well of a number of the rights leaders. >> reporter: the bell rang as a celebration of progress and also have a call for action. >> he challenged our nation. >> reporter: on the same day in steps later >> his words beyond the long to ages leaving a power and prophecy and unmatched in our time. >> reporter: to former presidents. >> that his dream is still alive. >> that this march and that speech change america. >> let freedom ring was a doctor came closing call for a better and more just america! >> the march on washington teaches us that we are not that we are masters of our faith but it also teaches us that the promises of this nation will only be kept in one work together. >> reporter: one thing that has gone loss' and all this celebration lasted your resume march was on equality for all its. >> jacqueline: low clouds pushing over city hall and that the fault is already into our bay shore spirit i will tell you how it would impact your mor
. here in washington, talk of war and peace at the lincoln memorial where martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago today. president obama headlined a chorus of speakers saluting the racial justice that changed this country. a lot more on that in a few minutes. >>> but first, the remmings in this city about a possible military attack against syria as early as this week over its use of chemical weapons. tonight the pentagon says the u.s. military is ready to attack but in an interview this evening president obama says he has not made a decision to order a military strike. and new pressure on the president. the speaker of the house is demanding he make the case for any military action against syria. we want to begin our coverage with nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. diplomacy came to a dead end at the united nations when the russians again blocked any action against syria. but tonight the president faces a new political challenge as y
pronounced in a spine tingling speech, and many say it is not fully realized. >> what year was martin luther king assassinated? >> 1968. >> people are getting ready to watch a film on the civil rights movement. obama in the white house, prejudice is alive and well in america. >> you can tell. old habits are hard to break. >> we have live the life we have lived as afro-americans, it is hard to get over. say you have arrived. you cannot arrive when it is about who you are now. this running through the nation's capital can seem like a sharp dividing line. over there, you can see the capitol, the white house, and on than 90%, more african-american. it is a very different story. on this side of the river, the unemployment is nearly double the rate. about 40% of the prison population is african-american. when the food stamps run out, as they do at the end of the month, they come here, not just the destitute, but the tired, the working poor. one woman has worked all of her life and finds it difficult to accept charity. she was in the march 50 years ago. >> now, you do not have the money to pay your
. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government and if so there need to be international consequences. we are consulting with allies and international community. i have no interest in open ended conflict in syria. we have to
from which martin luther king delivered his i have a dream speech. what a day it's going to be tomorrow. president obama has signaled what may be the framework through which he talks about race tomorrow, linking economic inequality and racial inequality in a speech to college students in new york last week. let's listen to what may have been a preview. >> what we've also seen is that the legacy of discrimination, slavery, jim crow has -- has meant that some of the institutional barriers for success for a lot of groups still exist. you know, african-american poverty in this country is still significantly higher than other groups. same is true for latinos. same is true for native americans. >> clarence page is a columnist, a pulitzer prize winning columnist for the chicago tribune. and glen flush is senior white house reporter for politico, whose piece today is headlined "obama, race, and class." glen, give us a sense of what you can report or predict even about the president's approach to race and economics tomorrow at the lincoln memorial. >> well, i think it's going to be a combination
obama is going to talk about the other part of martin luther king's speech, economic inequality or wage inequality. >> what is he going to do for it? what can he propose even? >> i wish he would go first of all what protesters in d.c. have been trying get him do which is by executive order raise the minimum wage on fast food places that are contracted on federal property like union station, the reagan building, other washington, d.c. -- >> he can do that right now, right? >> he can do that by eo, executive order. franklin roosevelt did a similar move, doesn't need congress. and it would be a great gesture if he did it, and it would really mean something as far as closing that gap. and those contracts, those fast food places make three times more profit than ordinary by the highway. >> at least we're getting paid even though the food is terrible. i'm serious. tomorrow, these neighborhoods, the poor neighborhoods are the worst served by decent food stores. you can't buy a banana, an apple. you can buy something that has been in the store for three week, sure. but you can't buy anything cl
speeches by president obama, bill clinton, jimmy carter, and members of the family of martin luther king junior. our live coverage from the memorial begins at 11 a.m. eastern. one of the things i looked at was a lot of the county records, the counties where these colleges are. when you look at the colonial county records, you will have the name of the president or the name of the professor and then listed with their taxable property will be an enslaved person or two or three. brought their slaves to school? >> yes, if you look at the name of the president and three lines overcome a part of his taxable property is enslaved person. what you will often have in the case of princeton or harvard is you will have the president's the college. who owns the person? knowledge of the town, the local area, the president and the college or kind of inseparable anyway. >> kreg steven wilder on the connection of elite universities intertwined with slavery sunday ards."at nine on "afterw book tv returns in september. read the book and engage on our facebook page and twitter. now, a preview of the upcoming
. >> reporter: in addition to that exchange we had a lively discussion with dr. west about president obama, foreign policies, domestic issues, racism and even dr. martin luther king. our full interview airs tonight on "talk to ajoy. i hope every will join in. >> a lively discussion. thank you. >>> just ahead its championship sunday at the little league world series. we'll have a live report from williamsport, pennsylvania, in just a bit. standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> one of publishishing greatest mystery may be solved. what j.d.salinger was working on in the last years of his life. "the catcher in the rye," and draws in sal linear's interest in eastern religion. the last novel came out in the 1960s when he withdrew from public life. he died in 2010 at the age of 91. >>> the son of deceased author leonard said he may finish his fa
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
the simple peanut farmer from georgia sharing the same state as dr. martin luther king. and bill clinton born in the segregated south who remember those whites only restaurant and people forced to sit in the back of the bus. >> president obama, president carter, vice president biden, dr. biden, i want to thank my great friend, reverend bernice king and the king family for inviting me to be a part of this 50th observation of one of the most important days in american history. dr. king and philip randolph, john lewis and others who led this massive march knew what they were doing on this hallowed ground. in the shadow of lincoln's statue, in the burning memory of the fact that he gave his life to preserve the union and end slavery, martin luther king urged his crowd not to drink from the cup of bitterness. but to reach across the racial divide because he said we cannot walk alone. their destiny is tied up in our destiny. their freedom is bound in our freedom. he urged the victims of racial violence to meet white americans with an outstretched hand, not a clinched fist, to prove the redeeming po
gathering at the national mall in washington d.c. five decades ago, 50 years' anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech. presidents carter, presidents clinton all there listening in. certainly, a tough day for president obama as he celebrates a history, he also has to deal with what is happening overseas in syria as he and his cabinet get ready to potentially make a strike against the country after president assad used chemical weapons, so certainly a tense day in washington, but also a day of celebration. wanted to bring you those remarks just there for a moment. >>> well, back here in new york we're watching u.s. markets, and really the markets, the numbers recovering today from those big losses we had yesterday. oil, though, we do want to say is still climbing higher as investors await possible u.s. strikes on syria. what is next in this crisis? let's bring in right now wayne lynn, global allocation strategist, and ike baker, a former cia officer. mike, i want to start with you, as we saw the president giving those remarks in washington, certainly behind the scenes a
that and president obama dismiss that but he turned to the theme that he talks about most even when he's not on such a grand stage, economic renewal, he used martin luther king's words, what does it profit a man to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford the meal? the people who marched 50 years ago, were not marching for an abstract principle but for jobs. tony. >> all right mike good to see you. martin luther king iii spoke to us afterwards and said he was moved by president obama's comments. >> the first thing is that it's monumental that this anniversary, this commemoration, was addressed by the president of the united states. and then of course by two former presidents, presidents clinton and president carter. then to be here with my wife and daughter, my brother and his wife, and my sister, and all of our family, and then, to hear themes that resonated, that i've been talking about, throughout this week. we had a march on august 24th where we had over 100,000 people here, also, this past saturday, and we talked about immigration issues. we talked about youth unemployment. we t
, marched, stood up, fled,. it was what martin luther king called creative suffering. resident obama testifies to the progress we have made, which would have not been possible if it were not for the millions sacrificed and races -- sacrificed and raises. we shall not rest nor shall we be satisfied by the things now stand. too many people are still in islands of poverty and any quality. too many have no voice in our democracy because they are told they have no valid id with which to vote or they have to choose between going to work or the polls today. we will not rest, that is our pledge today. it was our pledge in 1963. god bless you. [applause] >> next up, the first female speaker of the united states house of representatives. minority leader and i would like to call her madam president, nancy pelosi. >> i guess it is still morning. good morning, everyone. as a member of the leadership of the congress of the united states, it is my official privilege to welcome so many of you to washington i join my colleagues and associate myself with the remarks of those from congress who have spo
martin luther king's most famous speech. has his dream become a reality? >> first, tonight, president obama has asked the pentagon for military actions -- military options in syria and that's according to defense secretary chuck hagel. , the news comes on the heels of appalling new pictures from syria, the images taken soon after the alleged chemical weapons attack. wee want to warn you the pictures we're about to show you are extremely graphic. charles stratford has a report from syria. >> there seems little doubt that some kind of chemical weapon killed these people. this was shot by an independent journalist for itv news. children on their side, their faces contorted in pain, frozen in the agonizing moments they died. whatever killed these people killed indiscriminately, a cat, a flock of sheep and only feet away a small crater and exploded metal. evidence witnesses say of one of the missiles that delivered whatever ended these people's lives. >>> it was a small explosion, when we went down to see what's going on we smelt a strange odor. people says we needed to go upstairs because
the defining speech of the civil rights movement. barack obama is expected to deliver a speech on the steps of lincoln's memorial. 50 years ago at the same spot reverend martin luther king jr. laid out his "i have a dream" speech. billjimmy carter and bill clintn will also take part of the celebration. >>> edith lee payne only learned of the existence of the picture five years ago when a cousin recognized her in a catalog. this is her story in her own words. >> i was 12 years old when that picture was taken of me at the march at war on august 28, 1963. when my cousin called and told me that that picture was on a black history calendar 2009 i couldn't believe it i wouldn't imagine why a picture of me would be i in a calendar of historic people. i understood that there were injustices happy to go people that looked like me and to families like mean. it was sorrowful to me to see that and know that, but i still had hope. i believe that what i do now in my life today is largely due to the august 28, 196 1963, march d the times of the civil rights movement. it's just not right for people to suff
. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. this is what president obama had to say. >> when it comes to the economy, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social process and it's not enough to have a black president. >> on the mall, the birmingham alabama church was bombed in 1963 and four young black girls were killed. >>> today also marks another significant date in civil rights history. it was the day the body of emmitt till was found in mississippi. >>> an act of honesty caught on tape in northern new jersey. buddy's small lot was closed when a surveillance video shows four teens entering the store. instead of making off with batteries and ear phones, they leave carbon the counter, including sales tax. >> i think it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing and they easily could. >> it seems a malfunctioning door lock is to blame after emplo
of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obama celebrated people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone who realizes the glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our abc7 news viewers found in the wall of their home as they were undergoing a construction project. these you report peck tours are from the san francisco chronicle in november 1937 when the bay bridge was just a year old. if you have gnaw nostalgic pictures you would like to sh
the next few days leading up to wednesday's speech by president obama who will stand where martin luther king jr., stood 50 years ago when he made that famous "i have a dream" speech. >> we can hear the music behind you. thank you. joining us from austin texas, with more is cbs news presidential historian douglas brinkley. good morning. >> good morning. >> when people think about the march they think about the speech. we heard a snippet of it in the story. that speech wasn't planned. that segment of it. was it? >> not at all. dr. king gave some of the lines, particularly i have a dream, in cobo hall in detroit and also in chicago. he ended up writing out a different speech and about 300 copies were mass circulated to the press. everybody thought they knew what dr. king would say. lo and behold, he started off normal. but mahala jackson, a great gospel singer said tell them about the dream, martin. tell them about the dream. she knew he would get into a pastoral or the role of the minister. he started with the cadence we foe well from the southern baptist church. when
to the national mall. wednesday, president obama will speak on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king, jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech. >> i have a dream, my four little children one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> of course the march is recognized as a touch stone for the 1964 civil rights act and 1965 voting rights act. ahead, we'll focus on a louisiana group heading to the mlk festivities. >> we're going to take a closer look at what brad my manning is asking for and how the military is responding to the request. >> how bad is the leak at the nuclear power plant in japan. >> ryan braun breaks his silence and finally comes clean about being dirty. coming up, in aljazeera sports. conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and
mayer. >>> a provocative question the day after president obama gave the keynote speech marking the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. >> have the conservatives judged this man by the content of his character? >> absolutely not. most of the political have an union pinning of race. >> president obama downplayed the assertion that race was behind the republican gridlock. >> i was on the stage with president clinton, and i remember him having a pretty hard time with republicans as well. there does seems to be sometimes just democratic presidents generally being -- efforts being made to gee legitimize them. >> let's bring in joe watkins and democratic strategist and former edwards campaign spokesman chris skofinas. what do you think of that? >> it's one of those things where you don't want to believe it. obviously you have a lot of republican -- i don't by any means believe they are racist, so it's something that you don't want to believe, but when you step back and i think this is where the american public, and in particular i would say the african-american co
in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the trio will join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority, tomorrow at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech with musical performances. >> in san francisco, plain clothe police will wear cameras during property certain. the project comes after questionable drug raids at residential hotels in 2011. the prosecution dropped dozens of cases after footage from the hotel security prompted allegations the officers lied of the circumstances of drug searches and arrests. police were also accused of stealing from suspects. the cameras will be warn on their chest. >> oakland police, the c.h.p., and the coast guard and other bay area agencies have joined forces to clean out the oakland estuary. dozens of officers gathered at jack london square boarding boats and will patrol the waters looking for abandoned or illegal boats and anything el in the estuary they deem "dangerous." >> mike nicco is ahead with the for
in washington, d.c. where 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king delivered his speech. preparations are now under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning hea
, but it doesn't bend on its own. >> that was president obama speaking in the same spot where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. his message was to mark the progress our country has made and hop or those who fought for it, but also to look forward to the next chapter in civil rights. as president obama looked forward, some right ward flank used the anniversary as an opportunity to return to the wor worst parts, stereotypes and ignorance. case in point joe walsh. >> i have a dream. i got a dream that young black males don't become daddies until after they're married and until after they have a job. how about that? i have a dream that blacks cease their dependency on government which has enslaved them to a life of poverty. >> now just to be clear, the man who was sued for more than $100,000 in overdue child support feels entitled to tell us a little bit about parenting advice. but to his other musing, he wasn't the only one chapeling the welfare queen view of america. >> president obama and many in the civil rights industry believe that government must
luther king on to president obama speech tomorrow, the pillars, i think they are powerful statements that on how weak we are on issues of race, there is an undergird to our veins that pushes us to be better. having said that, i still believe there is a great deal of work to do, and honestly, that work begins in my own community, the black community. wasted in some sense parts of the legacy that has been handed to us. when you look at the systemic issues that impact their community, whether it is from an educational and criminal justice or health care, have to take ownership and responsibility as well in defining the next stages of progress. we are a post-civil rights generation. there is no doubt about that. with those that walked worked andught -- fought with king, it is now our time to take ownership of legacy, history and writing the history in our own voice he comes increasingly important. host: let me add a piece of tape from reince priebus at yesterday's rnc event talking about the party's message on civil rights. [video clip] proud, rich has a history of opportunity, but we ca
of the civil rights movement. president obama will likely note racial progress made in the last 50 years. some people aren't satisfied with the current civil rights leaders in america. here is liberal journalist margaret carlson. >> we've gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very d disspiriting. >> probably time for everyone to take crop of where civil rights stands. i asked juan this question as well. do you think he represents the african-american community well, al, that constantly backs the wrong horse? do you think he does them a disservice? >> no, i don't think he represents well. the idea of comparing any black leader with martin luther king is nearly impossible. this was in my view, this is the greatest american maybe since abraham lincoln. i just don't think you can take al sharpton and martin luther king in the same sentence. i know people are dissatisfied. the black community is diffuse whatever it is in the country, usually in pulpits. are blacks better off? some ways they are, some they're not. >> some, gre
. >> good wednesday morning. president obama was only two years old when the reverend martin luther king jr. delivered his eloquent i have a dream speech. >> 50 years later the president is perhaps the most high profile example of king's dream of racial harmony. mr. obama is among those who will speak today at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. here is abc's devon dwyer. ♪ we shall not be >> reporter: 50 years ago today they poured into washington by the bus loads. a march of tens of thousand. black and white, to the monument of the president who freed the slaves. signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and call to action. on new challenges. three american presidents, jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama will speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his historic speech. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: organizers expect thousands to turn out to show that dr. king's dream still lives on a day that will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church before another march to the national
remembers martin luther king, jr. and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. on wednesday president obama will talk about the reason for that march, jobs and justice. on saturday, thousands gathered at the national mall where king gave his "i have a dream" speech in 1963. many say his dream of racial equality is still unfinished. colin powell talked about his experiences with racism. >> in my lifetime, over a long career in public life, i have been refused access to restaurants where i couldn't eat even though i just came back from vietnam. we can't give you a hamburger. come back some other time. >> despite many accomplishes racial bias still exists in part of the country. >>> at the mtv video music awards justin timberlake stole the show. [ music playing ] >> timberlake took home the night's biggest prize, video of the year for his song mirrors and received the michael jackson video van guard award. the other winners were macklemore and ryan lewis. they won best hip hop video and video with a social message. >> the panda cub born on friday is in excellent health. he was
cuts as the nation celebrates 50 years since dr. martin luther king's speech i have a dream. president obama gets ready to speak at a ceremony honoring the march on washington. those are the topics for our agenda panel. corey and ryan join me now. let's start with the new analysis coming in from voting in 2012. exactly who was most disenfranchised. according to this new survey from the advancement project, we have racial minorities the most affected from these voter i.d. laws and veterans, americans with disabilities, and students. corey, talk about this. is that being taken into consideration as we look at certain states that are now imposing these stricter voter i.d. laws? it seems they are constantly seeking a resolution for a problem that doesn't exist. >> thomas, there is no evidence that voter fraud is occurring with any statistical significance in any state. i think what you're seeing, though, the last two years when these laws are challenged in courts, judges are take into account those who are affected but also taking into account what each state does in an effort to make sure
obama and former presidents clinton and carter. it will take place at the very spot where dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his i have a dream speech back in 1963. >>> driving into the city is going big issue tomorrow morning and afternoon. office personnel management is urging federal workers to stay home and telework tomorrow if that's possible. the federal government will be open tomorrow. >>> if you do plan to drive get ready for a lot of detours. a lot of roads are closed including the memorial bridge. news 4 transportation reporter adam tuss has a look at what you need to know to get around town tomorrow. >> reporter: the march close, the anticipation already great. now it's time to put the transportation game plan in place. some already making a test run. >> we walked from our downtown hotel and we're going to walk again tomorrow. >> smart move. >> reporter: this couple visiting from chicago walking is a good option especially since many roads around the mall start close right around 3:00 in the morning. one of the biggest impacts is the complete closure of the memorial br
agents. >> a humanitarian group's. president obama has a range of potential options on how to respond. >>> a fast-moving wildfire threat ends yosemite national park. >>> 50 years after martin luther king, jr.'s i ha"i have a dream speech. >> thanks for being with us. new evidence that chemical weapons are being used in syria has prompted a flurry of global diplomatic activity. secretary of state john kerry has spoken with his syrian counterpart and other foreign ministers in the region about what appears to be a major chemical attack in syria. three hospitals in damascus supported by the international humanitarian group, doctors without borders, say victims began showing up on wednesday said to be exhibiting neuro toxic symptoms. medical staff say they treated 3600 patients of those patients, medics say at least 355 people died, including at least one doctor. >>> the u.n.'s tom disarmament chief, angela cain is in syria. she is asking for access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack. the state department says secretary of state john kerry received assurance from frio county syrian
'll del winters. it was 50 years ago today that dr. martin luther king jr. delivered those four famous words, thousands today are on the national mall to look back at his iconic "i have a dream" speech. president obama is set to speak in are a couple of hours--in a f hours. we'll bring that to you live. >>> the syrian ambassador has asked for investigate on chemicals weapons used on the syrian army. >>> iran is expanding it's nuclear program. iran has installed 1,000 centro huges for advanced uranium enrichment, and they are working on a reactor to create a bomb. they stock pile uranium gas still blow the red line israel has referenced that would invoke military action. >>> if you cause an accident, it means that you spend time behind bars, now a state appellate court says it's not those who are reading texts who could be in trouble but the person who sent it as well. if they know the person who received the text is behind the wheel and is still driver. a teen was texting a driver who then crashed into a motorcycle, leaving them with severe leg injuries. >>> the conflict in syria hits
. >> president obama, 2 years old at the time of martin luther king jr.'s speech 50 years ago, now finds himself president of the united states with a big decision. air strikes could begin as soon as tomorrow. leaders from england and france reportedly also considering joining the u.s. in a joint military operation. attempts by the white house to build a broad coalition seem unlikely as several leaders of arab countries as well as the arab league have declined to back military strikes. for members of the obama administration, there's no doubt the so-called red line has been crossed. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partner. >> but if the order comes, you're ready to go like tha
be forgotten. >> reporter: now the actual anniversary is on wednesday. on that day, president obama will deliver a speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, the same exact spot that dr. martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. lester? >> nbc's kristen welker in washington, thanks. >>> nbc wants to hear from you share your dream with your fellow americans. simply record a short video saying "i have a dream that," and fill in the blank. post it on twitter and facebook using #dreamday, and let your voice be heard. and this program note tomorrow, "meet the press" will rebroadcast an hour-long interview with dr. king recorded august 25th, 1963, three days before the "i have a dream" speech. a second hour with host david gregory will address where that dream is today. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues for this saturday, the can do spirit of gary, indiana's mayor on a mission. a city on the ropes now poised for a rebound. >>> and you might be surprised what's waiting for you at your local library these days. >>> today, gary, indiana, is a far cry from
. on that day, president obama will deliver a speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, the same exact spot that dr. martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. lester? >> nbc's kristen welker in washington, thanks. >>> nbc wants to hear from you share your dream with your fellow americans. simply record a short video saying "i have a dream that," and fill in the blank. post it on twitter and facebook using #dreamday, and let your voice be heard. and this program note tomorrow, "meet the press" will rebroadcast an hour-long interview with dr. king recorded august 25th, 1963, three days before the "i have a dream" speech. second hour with host david gregory will address where that dream is today. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues for this saturday, the can do spirit of gary, indiana's mayor on a mission. city on the ropes now poise ford a rebound. >>> and you might be surprised what's waiting for you at your local library these days. every day we're working to be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. b
of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's "i have a dream". president obama and two former presidents are scheduled to speak and the crowds are starting to gather on the national mall in washington where the big event takes place. that's where shannon travis is now to tell us what the mood is out there with the people gathered there. >> reporter: you are right the crowds are starting to trickle in. the rain that we're experiencing will not damper the mood. it's a fay forever -- day forever etched in american history from a king. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. >> reporter: 250,000 people were inspired. now, 50 years later, at the same time, some from that generation and newer ones hope to evoke the spirit of that day. >> took us to another level. this was a high mountain moment of hope. >> reporter: now dignitaries from all races and creeds are expected to speak. john lewis and caroline kennedy, president obama, jimmy carter, following up a dedication where the nation's first black president praised the first
in the civil rights movement. the march on washington, of course. and that's when martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech today president obama and former presidents carter and clinton will deliver their own speeches at the lincoln memorial to mark the anniversary. john lewis will be there. former presidents, george w. and george h.w. bush will not be attending due to health issues. >>> already a big player in politics, but what about this, could it become the center the sports world in 2020? organizers pushing the city as a potential host for the summer olympics. touting its infrastructure and support as big pluses. the d.c. area already has a stadium, a big arena for basketball and plenty of hotel space. >> washington, d.c. is the only global capital that has never hosted the olympic games yet. and it's our turn. >> but there is plenty of competition, the u.s. olympic committee is said to be considering about 35 other places in the nation to be the choice for the ioc. and then international cities that are likely to be in the running. and it gets highly com
of dr. martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, thousands have gathered to commemorate the event. we'll hear from dr. king's family, and we'll hear from president clinton, president obama, and president carter. mike viqueira is there and joins us live. mike it appears that once again history will be made again today. >> absolutely, and, you know, it's part celebration, part commemoration, part renewal. we're about an hour into the program here, dell. the morning began at the baptist church in downtown washington, there is a march -- a reenactment about a mile east of here at the base of the capitol, that's where they will begin retracing the steps that were taken 50 years ago. we have heard from senator angus kaine, joaquin castro from san antonio, texas, and a highlight so far as been the music. two-thirds of the trio peter paul and mary sang blowing in the wind. and un ambassador, major of atlanta, he got up there and belted out some spiritual songs that were popular in the heyday of the civil rights moment. at this moment we're hearing from the widow of med -- med ger evers. and
to remember a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington, martin luther king delivered a speech and utter the words, i have a dream. thousands gathered at the lincoln me moria will on the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by two former presidents, bill clinton and jimmy carter. he said king and other leaders helped change a sem pleas and congress and even the white house. he expressed concern that disparities are widening and not shrinking. >> this has been noticed like unemployment remained almost twice as high as white unemployment and latinos close behind. >> 79% of african-americans say the country has a long way to go before it achieved the society free of racial prejudices. king inspired americans from all parts of the country. 50 years after the speech, people are reflecting on his vision. martin luther king was born in 1929 in georgia and dedicated his to fighting discrimination. in august of 1963 he joined in the march on washington and thrived the words that would be repeated over and over. >> i have a dream. that my four little c
a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington martin luther king delivered a speech in washington. he uttered the words "i have a dream." thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. m
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have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to finish their investi
.] >> neck week marks the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. during the historic civil rights march on washington, an african american president but the country has a long way to go. one of president obama's mentors, charles ogletree reflects how far we have come as a nation >> the march on washington happened in 1963. i was jut 10 years old then. my parents were very keen in watching it and trying to understand on the black and white t.v. what this meant. who was doctor king? talking about jobs, talking about freedom. it was a great event, and now, 50 years later, where are we? i think dr. king gave us the plan. now it's up to us to complement it. where are we in the year 2013, looking back at dr. king's dream in 1963. and i have to say quite honestly is that it's, in some sense, the best of times and the worst of times. we have not made the progress that i expected us to make in the 50 years. if you think about it, some of the very same things that king talked about in 1963 are now issues with san francisco americans and america in the year 2013. th
. >>> and look at this a live look at what's under way at the national mall in d.c., mr. obama, president obama, first lady michelle, jimmy carter and bill clinton, making their way down, all to commemorate the 50 years since martin luther king, jr.'s, "i have a dream" speech. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch it live any time. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> this morning, a memorial continues to grow for 17-year-old robert orlando, killed in a car crash the night before he was to start his senior year at san ramon valley high school. >> it's cliche. and you hear it all the time, especially in times like these. but he was special. he was going to make a big difference in the world for the world and for himself, because people just gravitated around him. >> so tough. orlando and two friends were on their way home from a fishing trip monday night went driver of the car crashed into a tree. they were only five minutes from orlando's home.
way. >> right. and that's important, too. an important comparison. you know, president obama has made it clear that he really stands on the shoulders of giants like martin luther king in terms of not only the fulfillment of political equality in this country and advancement graphic in americans and others so he owes a debt of gratitude to dr. king but he's also very careful too in many of his remarks and things that were observed about the president is that he's an administrator. he is a policymaker. he is in a supreme political position of power. he is not only needless to say the nation's political leader but a global leader. dr. king was a moral force. dr. king was a civil rights leader. yes, policy was important in terms of shaping it. but president obama actually implements policy. there's a clear difference between the two. >> earlier hutchinson and char lane haunter gault, thank you both for joining me. coming up, what many speakers on the stage today said about the new generation what must be done next to keep dr. king's dream alive. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] thi
. >> reporter: thank you. president obama will be speaking at another event here at lincoln memorial continuing this contins commemoration of martin luther king's speech and the rally 50 years ago that is etched in the history books of the united states. >> thank you so much. still to come in the news hour, facing trial for the death of protesters in egypt, both the leaders of muslim brotherhood and mubarak get their day in court. >>> and in sport, hamilton reigns. qualifying for the belgium grand prix coming up. >> another leading figure in the muslim brotherhood has been arrested in egypt. he's charged with inciting violence outside of the muslim brotherhood's headquarters in march. well, egypt's government is relaxing the nationwide curfew by two hours. meanwhile, the protests are continuing, albeit on a smaller scale. people have been marching throughout the day. protesters blocked the road in the nasr city district of cairo. they also gathered in the main square. and demonstrators have been out in the streets south of the capitol. we're live in the egyptian capitol. how should we interpret
obama, our first african-american president will take to the steps of the lynnon memorial and deliver a speech exactly 50 years to the day after dr. martin luther king delivered his inspiring words to a crowd of hundreds of thousands. there to watch peacefully -- there to match peacefully for jobs and freedom. the expectations on the president are great. and been surely his speech will be praised by some and criticized by others. for more, i'm pleased to be joined by founder of operation joe john hope bryant and former u.n. ambassador ambassador consider andrew young. thank you to you both for being here. ambassador young, you knew very well dr. martin luther king jr. and give me sort of your thoughts about 50 years later, seeing an african-american president stand in that same place on the lincoln memorial and deliver a speech in front of another march on washington or at least a commemoration of it. >> well, he might need to deliver some of the same speech that never got heard. dr. king's introduction was in a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. when the archit
is the 50th anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in american history. the reverend martin luther king's i have a dream speech. on the steps of the lincoln memorial. well, president obama will mark the occasion with a major address there today. and that is where abc's byron pitts is this morning. byron, good morning. another huge crowd expected there today. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. that's right. today is as much about the future as it is remembering the past. according to the white house, president obama has spent part of this week meeting with african-american mayors who have come to town, all to help him shape this historic moment. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: a record 250,000 people watched one of history's greatest speeches. martin luther king dreaming aloud for the nation's 20 million negros. it was called the march on washington. and it's very topic of jobs for all americans, aides say president obama will tackle in a speech today. a theme he laid out during a radio interview with tom joyner. >> the question is, does the ordinary person, day-to-day, can they
others did not. >> now coming up, as president obama prepares to commemorate 50 years since the march on washington and martin luther king jr.'s dream, there's a new fight for rights brewing in states across the country. we'll discuss that with the nation's ari berman next. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> 50 years later, if dr. king could pakistani to us, he would say we've come a distance, we've made a lot of progress. we're in the process of laying down the burden of race. but we're not there yet. >> tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, since martin luther kingstad before the
will see you tomorrow. before we leave, here is a clip of martin luther king's iconic 1963 "i have a dream" speech at the national mall, along with president obama's speech 50 years later. >> just as i have a dream. my four little children one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> when we turn not from each other or on each other but towards one another and we find that we do not walk alone. that is where courage comes from. 
the start of the special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's iconic "i have a dream" speech. in a radio interview with tom joyner president obama was asked what dr. king would say about obama care. take a listen. >> he'd like that. well, because i think he understood that health care health security is not a privilege. it's something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to. >> the comments are part of a broader push by the administration to tie the implementation of the affordable care act by "i have a dream" speech by dr. king. i'm joined by the president of the national baptist convention. you heard what the president said there as he met with you and other black clergy on monday. do you agree with what he said about what dr. king would think abo about what dr. king would i think about obama care? >> absolutely. i think in the 21st century to provide a quality of life and extend preventive health care for all american citizens is necessary. >> when we look back 50 years and the ability for african-americans to vote, it certainl
on the national mall. we are back with 50 year anniversary of the march on washington and of course martin luther king's favorite i have a dream speech. the gains of the civil rights era are under threat from voter suppression to stop-and-frisk the obama era has seen a number of laws uptick against people of color. while the immediate post-war period was defined by the expansion of rights the new century has seen a retrenchment. i think it's worth remembering in 1883, after reconstruction the supreme court struck down the civil rights of 1875 which prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and 80 years would pass before the civil rights act of 1964. so, part of this advancement and regression is almost, it's cyclical in terms of american society. we seem to be on the edge with the gression of some suppression of voter rights laws that will be in place in multiple states across the country. >> also people who are looking at this broadcast who are in this crowd today and who are at home listening on the radio would say, i will take. i will do something about it. all the states that passed
and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obama celebrated people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone who realizes the glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our abc7 news viewers found in the wall of their home as they were undergoing a construction project. these you report peck tours are from the san francisco chronicle in november 1937 when the bay bridge was just a year old. if you have gnaw nostalgic pictures you would like to share with us send them to you report .
. >> the unforgettable words of dr. martin luther king jr. rang out again and again as president obama and speakers honored the past and looked to the future. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: diana and john, good morning. it was a moment the marchers who came here 50 years ago could not have imagined. the president of the united states, a black man, speaking on this special anniversary. >> let freedom ring. >> reporter: half a century later on the same spot where dr. martin luther king delivered that speech, his daughter couldn't help but notice who was there with her in front of the lincoln memorial. >> today we have been honored to have three presidents of the united states. 50 years ago, the president did not attend. >> reporter: now the president is an african-american. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair. america changed for you and for me. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: moments before the president spoke, bells rang out across the u.s. to commemorate the moment in 1963 when dr. king uttered his famous phrase. >> as the bells toll toda
not respond, he said it was motivated by muslim insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> president obama and former presidents clinton and carter celebrated the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the civil rights protest which featured martin luther king's i have a dream speech was remembered as a turning point in american history yesterday. >>> u.s. marshals arrested to two people they say took things too far between a soccer match in april. jennifer martez and a 21-year-old vargas are in a jail charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. portland police say they joined fans and viciously attacked another fan in the parking lot. his windshield was smashed as you can see here and his car is a mess. police have identified the other suspects and say charges are pending. >>> and police are searching for an armed robber who locked up a group of mcdonald's workers in their own freezer. he hit the restaurant in pleasanton at 3:00 yesterday morning. the robber reportedly broke in through the drive through window, demanded money from the safe. he took off after locking up the staff
at the lincoln memorial and then go to martin king -- martin luther king, jr. national memorial. it's all in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >>> today president barack obama will kick off a two-day bus tour through new york and pennsylvania. the president is expected to discuss new ideas for lowering the cost of college tuition. the president is scheduled to speak at three colleges and one high school. vice president joe biden is expected to join the president during his stop in scranton, pennsylvania. that stop is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> thousands of buildings near yosemite national park are being threatened as a number of wildfires continue to burn out west. the fire dubbed the rim fire is nearly out of control. it has already destroyed five buildings and forced the evacuation of camps and private homes. so far the fire is only 5% contained. more than 400 firefighters are working around the clock to contain this fire along with water-dropping planes. >>> and the thunderstorms will continue as we go through today, scattered in nature. we're talking about it
of the other speakers and prior to the president of course we will also hear from martin luther king's children, reverend dr. bernice king and marty king iii and dexter king. this will be a very important moment. he is going to talk about i believe the way forward. president obama last night acknowledged the progress we've made. he also paid tribute to those who have sacrificed with their own lives but i think he's going to talk about the way forward in terms of where dr. king would have taken us today had he lived, clearly jobs, employment, civil rights laws, immigration reform, this is a big coalition not just of african-americans but latinas, gays and lesbians and women and others. this is a wonderful occasion. i'm glad to be a part of it. >> john king brought up an interesting point. he said how he's looking forward to see how personally the president speaks in his remark today. we have noticed since this past election the president you've seen in some remarks especially on race issues speaking more personally about his experiences, his daughter's experiences and family experiences. how imp
, the world will be a better place without him. >>> and president obama speak at the lincoln memorial 50 years to the day after dr. martin luther king jr.'s iconic "i have a dream" at the march on washington. >>> on this day in 1977, brazilian star pele led the new york cosmos to victory in the north american soccer championship. in 1968, a group of investors set up the league after england won the world cup. founders wanted to bring the excitement of the game to north america where soccer was not nearly as popular as other sports. to build the interest, the cosmos packed the team's roster with some of the greatest international players. when pele joined the club it put soccer on the map in the united states. entire league would follow a few years later. in 2009, the new york cosmos just recently rejoined the nasl, but pele and company won it all 36 years ago today. that is how "fox report" this wednesday august 28th, 2013. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight -- >> the change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the ma
rights back of 1965. for the leadership of martin luther king jr. and involvement of hundreds and thousands of other people, there would be no barack obama as president of the united states. >> john louis paid for progress with his own blood. he was beaten viciously by police more than once for his participation. police brutality was a factor of people involved in the civil rights act. which is why he referred to police brutality twice in his remarkable speech 50 years ago. congressman louis and then senator barack obama marked one of the most vicious police riots of that era at the edmond bridge in selma, alabama, at the anniversary of that horrible event. >> when we got to the top of the bridge, the highest point on the bridge, down below we saw a sea below of alabama state troopers. and we continued to walk. >> had a concussion at the bridge. i thought i saw death. i thought i was going to die. and i stood up and said something like that. i don't understand it, how president johnson can send troops to vietnam, and cannot send troops to selma, alabama, to protect people whom
luther king hablara de su sueÑo de igualdad de oportunidades para todos. museveni parte de su sueÑo reizado en el primer presidente barack obama. la marcha hace 50 aÑos. muestra que mo estamos atrapado por los errores de la historia. declarÓ obama, agrego el destino estÁ en nuestras manos. >>> y aunque la lucha de king ha dado sus frutos, otros aÚn luchan por sus sueÑos. >>> sabemos que la educaciÓn en este paÍs, no es igual para todo el mundo. >>> necesitamos mÁs oportunidades de trabajo. >>> la inmigraciÓn. >>> sÍ, se puede. >>> la activista dolores huerta dijo que los hispanos tienen que hacer eco. >>> tenemos que pedir a todo el mundo que nos ayude, estamos en un punto clave de ganar una reforma de inmigraciÓn. >>> una lucha que king hubiera apoyado por considerarlo fundamental para lograr libertad y justicia >>> y el presidente obama, dijo que decir que no hay avances seria deshonrar a quienes han, opero diero persona dier perdieron sus vidas en los derechos civiles. y el presidente clinton y el presidente bush, dijeron que hay mucho camino por recorrer en cuanto a l
, after martin luther king jr.. also former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter will speak. president obama will make remarks from the steps of the lincoln memorial, the site were dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago to the day. at 3:00 p.m. eastern, bells around the nation will ring. we will have live continuous coverage all day right here on c-span and you can also watch online at c-span.org and listen in on c-span radio. the program is set to get underway at 11:00 a.m., about five minutes from now. until then, we will continue to watch some of the sights and sounds run this morning on the national mall. >> we are just moments away from the start of the program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. among those this afternoon to hear from, benjamin jealous, president and ceo of the naacp, actor jamie foxx, reverend al sharpton, also oprah winfrey will speak a little bit later this afternoon. thomas and john lewis and presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will give remarks later this afternoon. president obama will also speak at 2:45
about what to expect today. >> good morning. it will be all about the man, martin luther teen a junior. this is the aukenya and junior.ing je time that he gave this speech 50 years ago, we expect president obama, the nation's first black president to give his speech. we also expect to hear from some of his relatives, his children. caroline kennedy and john will also speak. oprah winfrey, and jimmie foxx are also expected to make statements.jamie fox is also exd to make statements. this will replicate the march back from 1963. they will do this today as well as throughout the cities. they will gather in different spots. you know that over the weekend, they had eban's here in washington. they did some of the same things. >> we can see the lincoln memorial behind you. in times of kraals be is, what ar wwhat are we expecting? >> although, right now some of the crowd is just starting to trickle in. anyone's guess will be, how many people will be here. again, we saw a lot of people, over the weekend. it may have numbered in to the thousands. >> in this day and age, we are very concerned abou
hour dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his now famous vision. the unforgettable voice paved the way for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is almo
. we will hear from bill clinton, oprah winfrey, martin luther king jr.'s son and at around 3:00 eastern, from president obama. at 4:00, tamron hall has a special program that will have dr. king's speech from 1963 in sits entirety all here on msnbc tomorrow. we'll see you then. buildi ng a nimatronics buildi is all about getting things to work together. the timing. the actions. the reactions. everything has to sync up. my expenses are no different. membership streamlines your business expenses. with receiptmatch from american express just shoot your business card receipts and they're automatically matched up with the charges on your online statement. i'm john kaplan, and i'm a member of a synchronized world. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. help keep teeth clean and breath play close.fresh and close. with beneful healthy smile food. with special crunchy kibbles and great taste... ...it's a happy way to a healthy smile. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks ♪ we go, go, we don't have to go solo ♪ ♪ fire, fire, you can take me higher ♪ ♪ ta
will includes beaches by president obama, former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and members of the family of dark or martin luther king, junior -- of dr. martin luther king, junior. it begins at 11 a clock. now a discussion of civil rights and mentoring young people. called little rock nine, african-american students denied access to central access -- high school to little rock, arkansas and the national alliance of faith and justice, newseum cohosting this hour- long event. >> again, thank you for your patience as we transition the group back. is aont of you today living story of history. seepportunity for us to what many of us have seen in and someone whose stories have helped to influence our lives and as someone who we, as a quick psa, rephrase those who help shape a journey to greatness. you take a moment now to view this short clip which sets into motion our session this afternoon, a journey to greatness. >> we all know about famous men with goals. >> less well known, is the hundreds of civilians who died. their sacrifice helped desegregate the united states navy. >> r
president obama, jimmy carter, and members of the family of dark mirth or two -- dr. martin luther king jr.. on the next washington journal, we look back at the 1963 march on washington and how america has changed. our guest is the author and radio talkshow host and sociology professor at georgetown university. live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> there are several types of bullying the left loves engaging in. they love it here at racial bullying. the left philosophy is based almost solely and completely at this point on the idea that they stand up for victimized groups. everything they do is to stand up on behalf of some victimized minority. is that if wes oppose their policy, by necessity, the logic is, we hate blacks, jews, and women. that is the philosophy they trot out. >> ben schapiro is sunday's guests. he will take your calls and comments for three hours live starting at noon eastern. looking ahead, congressman john lewis will be october's guest. book tv's bookclub returns in september. read the book and engage in our facebook page and twitter. >> the secretary of hom
. martin luther king would be alive today, he might have tough questions for president obama. >>> because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and son. >> because their marched doors >> speaking on the "i have a dream" speech. he said the slain civil right's leader words, how much has changed and how much more needs to be done? tavis smiley, great to see you. >> great to see you, piers. >> everybody feeling moved and saying there is the dream right there. barack obama, president of the united states, speaking on the 50th anniversary, what more do you need to see that equality and civil rights have marched to washington and america? >> it was a great day, this is no doubt about it. one couldn't be there or watch it on television, certainly as an african american and not be proud and inhale this historic moment. >> where is the but, tavis? >> but, but, dr. king in his life talked about the triple threat, the three evils of racism, poverty and militarism. i said the other day if you're not going to talk about racism, poverty and then why stand where h
to compete. he cheated. >> more than cheating. sabotage. >>> 50 years ago tomorrow the reverend martin luther king jr. gave famous "i have a dream" speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> tomorrow, president obama will give his own speech. next, i'll speak with former king aid and u.n. ambassador, andrew young, about the future of the civil rights movement. >>> we're waiting if the white house briefing. we'll bring that to you as soon as it starts. i'm a careful investor. when you do what i do, you think about risk. i don't like the ups and downs of the market, but i can't just sit on my cash. i want to be prepared for the long haul. ishares minimum volatility etfs. investments designed for a smoother ride. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregul
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
everything in the worst floods in a century. and 50 years after martin luther king jr. shared his vision people in the u.s. march again for equal rights. >> u.s. president barack obama is with his security visorse adt the white house to discussion their options. the u.s. navy is reported the expanding its presence in the see the ship in the region. meanwhile the u.n.'s top disarmament official arrived in syriac and angle can kane wants access to the site of wednesday alleged chemical attack, we have the latest pictures of the attack, a warning, you may find some of them upsetting. [ crying ] >> the two tiny bodies hang limp in his arms. what will i do now, crisis the father, a man destroyed by grief. pictures like these of the many men, women and children indiscriminately killed by what all evidence suggests was a chemical attack and shocks the world. the syrian government still refuses access by inspectors. an agreement only to expect the sites of three previous chemical weapons attacks took place. there may be signs of a beginning of a shift in u.s. policy. defense secretary chuck hage
. >> one change from the 19secretary 3 route is a stop by the new martin luther king, junior memorial. it is a must see. the mainy vent vent -- main event is still to come. president obama will be speaking from the steps of the lincoln memorial. abc news, washington. >>> san francisco celebrated the march on washington today. speakers said things haven't changed in 50 years because today's struggle is all about justice. >> it really is about economic justice. it is about housing justice. it is about racial justice. it is about health care justice. it really is about justice. how can we be of service to justice today? >> members of the lgbt community who put together the rally paid homage to the organizer of the 1963 march. well, if the wildfire doesn't discourage you, you can get into yosemite for free tomorrow. all 401 national parks will offer free admission tomorrow in honor of the 97th anniversary. the park service was created on august 25th, 1916. and for a check on our weather let's get to leigh glaser on live doppler 7hd. >> live doppler 7hd is getting a little active. we have
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